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“Love the extra little touches”
Review of Castlewood House

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Castlewood House
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Dingle
Certificate of Excellence
Cork
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“Love the extra little touches”
Reviewed 16 June 2009

On a recent trip to Dingle we stayed in the Castlewood Guesthouse, we were met with a warm welcome by one of the proprietors, Helen. While we were checking in she took us through a map of the town of Dingle pointing out the many restaurant and bars, she even had sample menus in the lovely sitting room. I would recommend the Global Village for dinner. The place is full of beautiful art work and antiques and our room was lovely, with a big bathroom that include Jacuzzi bath and separate shower unit, with plenty of large fluffy towels. Each room has what you would expect but with little extra touches, including TV, DVD player, and clock radio. There was a large selection of DVD’s to choose from complements of the house. The sitting room had a small library, with complementary tea and coffee available.

The breakfast I would say was the best I had experienced in my travels to date, with a wide selection of juice, cereal, stewed and fresh fruit, home made breads and spreads and a varied cooked menu. I can recommend the pancakes.

Loved the take away tea and coffee available by the front door in the morning to take with you on your journey, it’s the little touched that makes this place special.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2009

The B&B is about a 10 minute walk from town but is well worth the stay. Everything appears to be brand new and is all high quality. The room was large with gorgeous bedding and one of the nicest bathrooms I have ever seen. There was a large whirlpool tub and separate shower. The view from our window was of the bay.

The lounge downstairs was very nice and had free WiFi. Breakfast was also delicious and had many options. We drove around the Dingle peninsula, which was only took us about 2.5 hrs. We didn't do the Ring of Kerry b/c we'd heard Dingle was better. It was well worth the drive. We also went into town for dinner and music. The town is very nice and we had a great stay. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it for anyone looking for an upscale, beautiful place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Maryland
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Reviewed 8 June 2009

We have stayed in many Inns throughout the world. Castlewood House ranks among the top. The appointments and atmosphere were perfect. Their home-made, husband-cooked breakfasts were better than 5-start hotel fare. Our gracious, helpful hosts were models of hospitality and superb sources of information. The artwork and antiques gave Castlewood a rich homey feel on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Ireland
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Reviewed 1 June 2009

From the minute you arrive to the minute you leave, Helen and Brian are there to make your stay just perfect. The room we had (no 5) was overlooking the bay and was very spacious and nicely decorated. The attention to detail can be seen throughout the house. You can see that Helen and Brian's previous career in hotels has paid off. As every other traveller has mentioned, the breakfast is like nothing I have seen before. There is so much to chose from i.e. breads, fruit, porridge, omelettes, pancakes and of course the good old irish breakfast, cereals, seeds/nuts,jams, 6 jucies...the list goes on! The house is less than a 10 min walk away from Dingle town which is great as you can leave the car at the guest house but there is ample parking near the town if you wish to drive. We were so relaxed staying here and actually missed the place when we got home! We will definitely return and recommend it highly.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2009

Dingle was a significant highlight of our trip. Castlewood House was exceptional and the service provided by Helen, Brian and their staff was first class. We thoroughly enjoyed the accommodation, the wonderful breakfast and the overall ambience of the property.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2009

We chose Castlewood House based on the reviews here and discovered they were completely accurate, if not understated. I cannot say enough about the rooms - immaculate, beautifully decorated and spacious. The bathroom - enormous and the jetted tub was a godsend after a rainy wet day sightseeing. The breakfast - unbelievably good. I bake and I know the work that goes into baking from scratch and I cannot fathom the amount of time Brian must spend cooking and baking. I sincerely hope he and Helen take time for themselves because the repuation the Castlewood House has earned is a direct result of their hard work and attention to detail.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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portland, or
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Reviewed 28 May 2009

We were pretty sure Helen and Bryan had a great place, but Castlewood was even a level above excellent. The rooms, the public areas, and the service from these two was heartfelt and genuine. We arrived late and Helen spoke to a restaurant owner who agreed to serve all 9 of us after their regular hours. We have stayed all over the world, and Castlewood is as good as it gets.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Castlewood House
Address: Castlewood House The Wood, Dingle, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Dingle Peninsula > Dingle
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Dingle
Hotel Class:5 star — Castlewood House 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our luxurious guest house is located on the shores of Dingle Bay, so it enjoys a fabulous view while just being a five minute walk to the vibrant centre of Dingle town. ... more   less 
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Castlewood House Hotel Dingle
Castlewood Hotel Dingle

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